Retraction of journal articles because of plagiarism on the rise?
One caveat was that a subset of retractions due to fraudulent peer review were excluded in the calculations. Fraudulent peer review??? There was a link to a post which post included the text:
Earlier this year, SAGE Publishers was caught up in a case of suspected peer review and citation manipulation at its Journal of Vibration and Control. All told, SAGE found that suspected fakers used more than 130 phony e-mail accounts in organized peer review and citation rings. As The Washington Post reported, 60 papers have been retracted as a result of these rigged reviews and references being found out.
One infers that if a paper is retracted for multiple reasons, only the dominant reason counts?